Event - Launch of New Publication on Public Art Commissioning

New Publication on European Perspectives on Commissioning Public Art

30th Nov at 18.00-19.30

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Dublin 8, Ireland

A new publication commissioned by Fingal County Council's Arts Office, Local Authority investigates how public art is now produced within national contexts across Europe. Edited by Daniel Jewesbury and Valerie Connor, with contributors Dave Beech, Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Nils Van Beek, and María Mur Dean.

Launch: 6pm, 30th November, IMMA, with refreshments by Luncheonette.

Guest Speaker: Paul Reid Chief Executive of Fingal County Council. 

Paul will be joined by the editors Daniel Jewesbury and Valerie Connor for this very special event and Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator, Fingal Arts. The launch is the closing event of Create Ireland's Annual Networking Day for Collaborative Arts. 

RSVP (applies to the book launch only) to Caroline Cowley, Public Art Coordinator, Fingal County Council: caroline.cowley@fingal.ie or (01) 870 8449 

If you wish to attend the day-long event please visit website to book a ticket, where there are details about speakers and programme: www.create-ireland.ie 

About the Book

Research for the Local Authority book of essays began in 2012 at Commissions + International Symposium on Public Art organized by Fingal County Council. 

Original participants at the symposium, Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Nils Van Beek and María Mur Dean, were invited to return to the ideas recorded that day. Their new essays reflect on how recent economic and political upheavals have affected the commissioning process for public art nationally and internationally. An accompanying critical and historical essay by Dave Beech unpacks the aspirations and expectations given expression through the ideas and practices of ‘public art’ in Europe.

A foreword by Caroline Cowley outlines the strategies adopted by Fingal County Council’s Public Art Programme to build common cause with groundbreaking producers and agencies. Daniel Jewesbury’s Introduction interrogates what is at stake in the commissioning of public art, the risks and opportunities, with an afterword Valerie Connor that reviews the impetus for the publication.

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